Grace Elizabeth Howard Wells Gowens, 92, of Brunswick, passed away Tuesday, April 6, 2021, at Southeast Georgia Health System.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday, April 8, 2021, at Chapman Funeral Chapel. Funeral services will be held from the gravesite at Elim Baptist Church Cemetery in Hinesville at 1 p.m. Friday, April 9, 2021.
Grace was born Jan. 3, 1929, in Hinesville, Ga., to David and Emma Fulton Howard. She had been a resident of Brunswick since 1960 and was of the Baptist faith. Grace enjoyed doing needlepoint and embroidery, watching Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy and Chanel 4 News, going to the Senior Center to visit with friends, and loved her dog 'shorty' and visiting with her grandbabies.
Grace is survived by her children, Emily Lavonne Bates O'Neal, Glenda Toler, and Nathan Wells (Connie), all of Brunswick; sisters Willene Ray of Brunswick, Eleanor Gassett of Hinesville, and Rose McLamb of Savannah; grandchildren Brenda Thornton (Robby), James 'Buddy' Toler Jr. (Melissa), Regina King (Randy), Christi Nettles (Allen) and Haley Chitty (Andy); 12 great-grandchildren; 20 great-great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husbands Ned Wells and Ira Gowens; a sister, Ethel Hardee; brothers David 'Snooks' Howard, Richard Howard and JW Howard; a son-in-law, James Toler; and brothers-in-law Elmer Ray, Henry Gassett, and Carnelle McLamb.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are requested to be sent to Brunswick Multi Purpose Center for the Elderly, 2007 I Street, Brunswick, GA, 31520.
Chapman Funeral Chapel & Crematory is in charge of the arrangements.
The Brunswick News, April 8, 2021
Published in The Brunswick News on Apr. 8, 2021.